On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 01:53:27PM -0400, Chuck Robey wrote:
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> DSA - JCR wrote:
> > Hi all
> > 
> > FreeBSD 6.2
> > 
> > I would like to put a password when booting/mounting mi Freebsd box.
> > is it possible? How?
> > 
> > What I want is that if the system is rebooted or shutdown, somebody must
> > enter a password to boot and/or mounting "/"
> > 
> > is for protecting the system from unauthorized users
> 
> A couple of items here.  The first is a long known rule of security, which is,
> if an attacker has physical access to the console, then the game is up, you
> can't protect it any more.

You cannot protect the machine if an attacker has physical access. But
you _can_ protect your data by encrypting it. Hence my advice to use geli(8).

Roland
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